Forum on Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources by CC China Mainland
Forum on Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources was hosted by Creative Commons China Mainland on Oct 17th at Renmin University of China in Beijing, supported by OpenCourseWare Consortium. Experts from relevant organs such as the Center of the Excellent Curriculum Resources (JingPinKe) of Ministry of Education, the National Science Library (NSL), the Computer Network Information Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences(CNIC), the Department of Digital Resources of the National Library of China (NLC), China Education and Research Network (CERNET) and scholars from universities like Renmin University of China, Tsinghua University and Shanghai Jiaotong University who are devoted to the open sharing of public educational resources, together with members from the well-known Internet enterprises, like Mozilla Online, Netease, Sina, ifeng, as well as other users and promoters of CC licenses and OER such as Kong Bohua Chinese Medical School, NGO 2.0, Science Squirrel, Social Learn Lab, and YaoRui Education Consulting Co., ltd, HackerSpace, and cyber culture scholars were all present at the forum. The participants conducted an in-depth discussion on a series of topics including how to share educational resources by open licenses, the significance of CC licenses to OER, the domestic OER practice, the experiences in construction of the open platform to share OER, and how to initiate legal sharing culture in the OER domain and promote the prosperity of society and culture. There were almost 70 participants in the forum, which made it a grand get-together in the field of OER.